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The Science Behind the Smell: A Closer Look at How We Perceive Food Odors

The Science Behind the Smell: A Closer Look at How We Perceive Food Odors

From freshly baked cookies to rotten eggs, an Italian restaurant to a fish market, our strong reactions to the odors emanating from different foods is┬áreally quite amazing.┬áThe sight of a moldy Tupperware dish does not disgust us as much as its stench; likewise, the sensation of chewing a warm chocolate chip cookie does not excite us as much as does its mouthwatering aroma. We may be repulsed by the smell of a particular food item at one point, only to…

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